Thursday, October 4, 2007

Limbaugh Argument Continues

Rush Limbaugh's "phony soldiers" thing has now gone into the partisan bickering sphere. Representative Scott Garrett's backing of Limbaugh has been picked up in a number of spots, so my guess is that it's his real thought on the matter. Considering the outrage about the MoveOn ad, the hypocrisy of Republicans defending Limbaugh is disheartening. The folks over at Human Events see this as a great struggle of Democrats vs. Republicans, as if that's all that matters.

What happened to right vs. wrong? Are the Republicans like Garrett so partisan they can't see that?

Maybe, just maybe, the Republicans figured Rush would leave it alone. However, Limbaugh has backtracked and bobbed and weaved on this thing. He's afraid, because he knows this time he's said too much.

Keith Olbermann made a good point that if Limbaugh attempted to apologize for misspeaking it would be one thing, but he hasn't. Instead, Limbaugh metaphorically referred to a Purple Heart recipient who called Limbaugh out as akin to a suicide bomber. Do Garrett and the rest of the Republicans rushing to Limbaugh's defense back that comment, too?

Here's the video:

I'm not a partisan, so this is an issue of right or wrong for me. Limbaugh was wrong at first, but could have recovered. Now, he's making it worse on himself. We'll see how far he goes to try and defend himself, and how far down he'll pull those Republicans that are too blinded by partisanship to actually listen to what Rush is saying. It should be interesting to see when or if Garrett gets to a point he feels he needs to distance himself from Limbaugh.

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